Today’s suggestion is hardly necessary, but The Force Awakens was a 2015 favorite for many librarians here and deserves its own blog entry. After the release of the mediocre prequels in the early 2000s, it was fantastic to see this franchise at the top of its game again.
It’s been 30 years since the defeat of the Galactic Empire, but rising from its ashes is new threat: the First Order, which has amassed an army that rivals the old Empire’s power and influence. Only the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, has any hope of defeating the First Order. As the movie begins, the Resistance has secured a clue as to the whereabouts of missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and are desperately trying to keep the information away from the First Order. The clue ends up on a barren planet where Rey, a young scavenger, meets her destiny.